Definition of "hovers" []

  • To remain suspended in one place (verb)
  • (of certain birds, esp hawks) to remain in one place in the air by rapidly beating the wings (verb)
  • To linger uncertainly in a nervous or solicitous way (verb)
  • To be in a state of indecision (verb)
  • To hold (the mouse pointer) over a defined area on a web page without clicking, in order to cause a menu, information box, etc to appear (verb)
  • The act of hovering (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hover. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hovers" in a sentence
  • "No one mentions my mother, although her name hovers at the edges of our conversation."
  • "Her name hovers on his lips, but then there is an explosion that blinds him—a newspaper photographer, again."
  • "The attribution of the title hovers indeterminately between them – which sister is the focus of the narrative?"